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Leo Shih

Between Eye and Beholder

BY DON J. COHN

Portrait of Leo Shih in his private gallery. Photo by Ann Woo for ArtAsiaPacific.

DING YANYONG, Butterflies, Fish and Flowers (detail), 1972, oil on canvas, 77 x 51 cm. Courtesy Leo Shih.

There's a privileged space between Leo Shih's eyes and his collection. Motion sensitive aesthetic neurons go off easily, so you must proceed with caution. But it's clearly a comfort zone, and once you're in, it's a warm and welcoming place.

A hardware inventor and trader based in Taichung, Taiwan's third largest city…

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